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Nov 19 2020
mazatzal
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63 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Saddle Mountain - AZT #22Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 19 2020
mazatzal
Hiking6.00 Miles 800 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles
800 ft AEG
 
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Started from the new Cross F Ranch TH and took Little Saddle Mtn trail to the AZT and turned south on the AZT. Took the AZT / Sunflower trail to where it follows the jeep trail for 2 miles. Went off trail along the hillside where the new single track will be (hopefully) and re-joined the two track and headed back along the current trail. Did some brushing on the single track on the way back and built a couple of cairns.
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Nov 12 2020
mazatzal
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 Routes 33
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63 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Whiterock Mesa - AZT #25Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 12 2020
mazatzal
Hiking4.00 Miles 450 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles
450 ft AEG
 
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A group of us installed a gate and 2 emblem signs along the new route for AZT #25 that bypasses Twin Buttes.

First we installed the gate. Next we used the crawler to get to the location for one of the signs, 1.5 miles east of the gate. Finally back again to install another sign a bit further along the trail from the gate.

All in all a great day on the edge of a nice wilderness : wink :
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Nov 03 2020
mazatzal
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 Routes 33
 Photos 2,273
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63 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Pine Mountain - AZT #21Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 03 2020
mazatzal
Hiking6.00 Miles 710 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles
710 ft AEG
 
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AZT 21b trail steward got permission to go into the closed area to take a look at the trail/signs/gates and do some preliminary reroute surveying. Three of us flagged a couple of reroute areas to move the current trail from some heavily eroded areas. The fire hasn’t really done any trail damage and the signs and gate all survived. Of course if we ever get any rain/storms they will likely cause some trail issues...
Saw one deer.
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Oct 14 2020
mazatzal
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 Routes 33
 Photos 2,273
 Triplogs 1,125

63 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Whiterock Mesa - AZT #25Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 14 2020
mazatzal
Hiking6.37 Miles 582 AEG
Hiking6.37 Miles
582 ft AEG
 
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Decided to take a look at the new route for AZT #25 that bypasses Twin Buttes and gets the trail off the power line by cutting across Rock Creek and Alder Ridge and rejoins the current trail near East Tank.

Parked near Bee Tree Tank and headed west / southwest to check the trail from the Wilderness Boundary. At the boundary I realized the youth crew had already built some trail in the wilderness. I continued along the new trail for less than a mile and then headed back.

Next I headed east on the new machine built trail (outside the wilderness). The trail is excellent and really nice to walk along. Just before East Tank I see the excavator, the ATA 4runner, Shawn and Rob. They had just finished the whole of the trail outside the wilderness :app: I didn’t know they were out here :lol: and if I was 10 minutes later I would have missed them! After chatting for quite a while I left to finish the just built trail and they headed home.

This is a really nice project and a definite improvement to the AZT alignment and gets the trail off the road/power line.
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Jun 17 2020
mazatzal
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63 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Anderson Mesa - AZT #30Camp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 17 2020
mazatzal
Hiking2.00 Miles 150 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles
150 ft AEG
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1st trip
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A group of us installed two more AZT gates near Marshall lake. One on AZT #31 and one on AZT #30.
Day 1: Staged the gates and water.
Day 2: Installed the two gates and cleaned up messy fencing at both locations.
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May 20 2020
mazatzal
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63 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Black Hill Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 20 2020
mazatzal
Hiking6.00 Miles 120 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   2 Hrs   5 Mns   2.88 mph
120 ft AEG
 
Black Hill - Service Rd 4 - Dixeleta - Whiskey Bottle - Turpentine - Black Hills - Morning Vista - 136th Street Express - Monument
A pleasant 70 at start and 75 at finish :)
Saw 8 mtn bikers. There is still plenty of stuff flowering.
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May 14 2020
mazatzal
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 Routes 33
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63 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Black Hill Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 14 2020
mazatzal
Hiking6.00 Miles 120 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   1 Hour   55 Mns   3.13 mph
120 ft AEG
 
Black Hill - Service Rd 4 - Dixeleta - Whiskey Bottle - Turpentine - Black Hills - Morning Vista - 136th Street Express - Monument
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Mar 31 2020
mazatzal
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 Routes 33
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63 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Highline - AZT #26Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 31 2020
mazatzal
Hiking4.00 Miles 720 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles
720 ft AEG
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Three of us cleared about 6 deadfall west of Geronimo TH. After that we cleared an additional 6 deadfall and overgrowth to reopen a previously bypassed section.

Three thru hikers from N. Dakota came by while we were opening the new section. They had heard GC was closed so they we’re planning to stop in Flagstaff and perhaps return in fall.

Saw two javelina crossing Control rd on the drive in.
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Mar 29 2020
mazatzal
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 Routes 33
 Photos 2,273
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63 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Desert loop, AZ 
Desert loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 29 2020
mazatzal
Hiking5.00 Miles 300 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles
300 ft AEG
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Short loop near house, plus out to Pima.
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Mar 20 2020
mazatzal
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 Routes 33
 Photos 2,273
 Triplogs 1,125

63 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Granite Mountain Loop Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 20 2020
mazatzal
Hiking6.00 Miles 820 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   2 Hrs   25 Mns   2.67 mph
820 ft AEG      10 Mns Break
 
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Bootlegger - Saddlehorn - Granite Mtn loop - Bootlegger
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Mar 17 2020
mazatzal
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 Routes 33
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63 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Saddle Mountain - AZT #22Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 17 2020
mazatzal
Hiking8.00 Miles 1,400 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles
1,400 ft AEG
 
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The first part of passage 22 (just a bit north of SR 87 after the third gate) follows a two track for 2 miles.
Scouted an off trail route for possible new single track. The proposed route seems to work quite well but needs some fine tuning. Saw 4 deer and lots of water!
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Mar 15 2020
mazatzal
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63 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Boyce ThompsonGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 15 2020
mazatzal
Hiking2.25 Miles 160 AEG
Hiking2.25 Miles
160 ft AEG
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Took an out of town visitor. Great flowers, perfect temps and lots of water.
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Mar 04 2020
mazatzal
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63 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Little Saddle Mountain Trail #244Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 04 2020
mazatzal
Hiking3.00 Miles 200 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles
200 ft AEG
 
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Another work day at the old DPS site near Cross F ranch. We concreted in more angle iron (along FR 393) and started stringing the wire for the camping area fence. The youth crew completed the T-posts and worked on the fence as well.
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Mar 03 2020
mazatzal
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 Routes 33
 Photos 2,273
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63 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Little Saddle Mountain Trail #244Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 03 2020
mazatzal
Hiking8.40 Miles 1,900 AEG
Hiking8.40 Miles
1,900 ft AEG
 
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More work on the new area at the old DPS site. We concreted in angle iron supports for key parts of the fence. The youth crew started setting the T-posts for the fence.
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Feb 27 2020
mazatzal
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 Routes 33
 Photos 2,273
 Triplogs 1,125

63 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Little Saddle Mountain Trail #244Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 27 2020
mazatzal
Hiking1.00 Miles 50 AEG
Hiking1.00 Miles
50 ft AEG
 
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The old DPS site along the old Beeline near Cross F ranch is due to become an AZT access point with parking and a separate fenced area for camping. A group of us installed two vehicle barriers to allow foot access into the camping area.
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Feb 25 2020
mazatzal
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 Routes 33
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63 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Pine Mountain - AZT #21Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 25 2020
mazatzal
Hiking7.00 Miles 550 AEG
Hiking7.00 Miles
550 ft AEG
 
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Three of us hiked a little over three miles south from the Bushnell gate and cleared cat claw for about a half mile. Pretty windy with a few really strong gusts. Great day to be out though.
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Feb 20 2020
mazatzal
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 Routes 33
 Photos 2,273
 Triplogs 1,125

63 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Black Hill Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 20 2020
mazatzal
Hiking12.00 Miles 785 AEG
Hiking12.00 Miles   5 Hrs   10 Mns   2.53 mph
785 ft AEG      25 Mns Break
 
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Black Hill - Serv Rd #4 - Dixileta - Whiskey - Turpentine - Black Hill - Granite Mtn - Granite Mtn loop - Bootlegger - Turpentine - Black Hill - Morning Vista - Monument
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Feb 13 2020
mazatzal
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 Routes 33
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63 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Black Ridge Loop - MazatzalPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 13 2020
mazatzal
Hiking7.60 Miles 2,001 AEG
Hiking7.60 Miles
2,001 ft AEG
 
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We wanted to get the deadfall @hikerdw reported two weeks ago so we decided to do the loop up over Black Ridge and back to the AZT (no dogs / hunters heard or seen)
On the return we took care of one more down tree.
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Feb 06 2020
mazatzal
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 Routes 33
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63 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Latigo Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 06 2020
mazatzal
Hiking15.00 Miles 620 AEG
Hiking15.00 Miles   6 Hrs      2.69 mph
620 ft AEG      25 Mns Break
 
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Latigo - Hackamore - Tarantula - Dare A Sarah - Scorpion - Powerline #1 - Snake Eyes - West Express - Hawknest - Broken Spoke - High Desert - Stagecoach - Cholla Mtn loop - Maverick - Watershed - Chuckwagon - Browns Ranch rd

Not many others out, great weather :)
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Jan 30 2020
mazatzal
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63 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Little Saddle Mountain Trail #244Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 30 2020
mazatzal
Hiking3.00 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles
500 ft AEG
 
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A group of us went to remove a deadfall along the Little Saddle Mtn trail connector to the AZT #22. After making quick work of the deadfall we harvested 8 nice juniper posts to use on a future fencing project at the former DPS site (coming in a few weeks...)

Finally we scoped a potential future gate project at the Bushnell turnoff connector trail to the AZT - still in the planning phase but seems likely :)
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